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01-17-2013, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
??? You're completely missing my point.

It's apples to apples, if you ask me. There isn't anything Lapierre can do vastly better than anyone else currently on our team, aside from maybe his pest act, but even that's worn off lately. People just have this romanticized notion of Lapierre the player because he's having moderate success now that he's gone.
Everything I wrote about him, except possibly the hits, was true when he was on the team. He had moderate success in 2007-09 as well.

Also, another point I didn't mention. You brought up the fact that Armstrong, Nokelainen, and White can collectively do what Lapierre did as an individual. That's true, but I'll counter that there is value in having a single player with all those skills, rather than spreading those abilities over multiple players.

Why do you bring up "vastly better" btw? I don't think Lapierre is "vastly" better, but I'll settle for merely better.

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